POPSK8, California’s first themed pop-up outdoor roller-skating rink will open on Saturday, May 4, at Westfield Valencia and run through Monday, May 27. From Saturday, June 1-30, POPSK8 will open at Westfield Woodland Hills and will close out the season at Westfield Culver City on Saturday, July 6, through Sunday, August 4.
Open daily during the season, POPSK8 is a full-service outdoor roller rink created and produced by Ann Potenza, who has produced and managed many family-friendly live events in Los Angeles including the Feast of San Gennaro Los Angeles, and Ice at Santa Monica. Josh Smith, co-producer and production manager of the international ice rink company, Ice Rink Events, is the builder of each venue. Grammy-nominated music producer and DJ, Chris Cox, will serve as the musical director, and art director Andrea Mignea will create visual media to round out the POPSK8 experience.
POPSK8 is an immersive experience, featuring a mix of classic songs from a themed time frame while sprinkling in current tunes and movie scores that take place in the same period. Swing-Time Mondays (1940s and ‘50s), Groovy Tuesdays (‘60s), Disco Wednesdays (‘70s), I Want my MTV Thursdays (‘80s), DJ Mega Mix Fridays & Saturdays (‘90s-Y2K), and Show-Tune Sundays (musicals), make up the diverse program. Each day, patrons will be encouraged to participate in contests, games, group POPSK8-a-longs, and surprise pop-up performances, all the while sharing experiences to the community through #popsk8live.
“It is the perfect place to hang out with friends and family and our goal is to have everyone fall in love with roller-skating,” said Potenza.
POPSK8 will be open Monday through Thursday, 2-10 p.m., Friday 2 p.m.–midnight, Saturday, noon–midnight, and Sunday, noon–10 p.m. Admission is $15 per person for all day wristbands and includes quad skates. Patrons are allowed to bring their own quad or inline skates. Non-skating patrons can participate in certain activities. No charge for children under three with non-skating guardian. Discounts will be available throughout the season. Tickets are available for pre-purchase.
Private cabanas will be available to rent for special occasions.
May 4 – May 27, Westfield Valencia, 24201 W. Valencia Blvd., Valencia, CA 91355
June 1 – June 30, Westfield Promenade, 6100 Topanga Canyon Blvd., Woodland Hills, CA 91367
July 6 – August 4, Westfield Culver City, 6000 Sepulveda Blvd., Culver City, CA 90230
Additional information can be found at www.popsk8.live.